Arquivo.pt Calendar: Add historical dates to your own calendar

Arquivo.pt created a calendar of historical/commemorative dates. Each date is marked by an event or celebration which is connected to an Arquivo.pt (or more) web page preserved about the theme.

Everyone can quickly access specific information about historic moments for Portugal and the world. In addition, everybody can collaborate by suggesting dates and relative pages, which will enrich the search.

Just import the calendar and receive daily notifications with the events and their Arquivo.pt preserved pages.

Give it a try!

 

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Arquivo.pt and CLEOPATRA Project together in funding for PhD students

CLEOPATRA Project is announcing 15 fully-funded PhD students. Subjects include Semantic Web, natural language processing, digital humanities and social sciences, and many others.

Arquivo.pt is directly involved in three of the courses: Incentives design for hybrid multilingual information processing and analytics, in Southampton; National and transnational media coverage of European parliamentary elections, 2004-2014, London (United Kingdom); and NLP for under-resourced languages, in Zagreb, Croatia.

For more information about the courses, or for applications go to CLEOPATRA Project website.

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Arquivo.pt 2019 Award: Submissions are open!

Submissions for Arquivo.pt Award 2019 are officially open! The deadline is May 3, at 1 pm (Lisbon time).

The three best works will receive a total of 15 000 euros.

Individual or group works on any subject are accepted. The only requirement is that they use Arquivo.pt as their main source of information.

Here’s how to apply: arquivo.pt/award2019

Good luck!

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EXPO’98: Twenty years by Arquivo.pt

With the theme “ “Os Oceanos, Um Património para o Futuro” (Oceans, a Heritage for the Future“), EXPO’98 took place in Lisbon, 1998.

Considered a turning point for Lisbon and Portugal, from May 2 to September 30, 1998, the event attracted around 11 million visitors.  EXPO’98 also had as its purpose to highlight the 500 years of the Portuguese Discoveries.

The importance of EXPO’98 did not stop there:

  • It was a strategic project for the country and culminated with the regeneration of an area of about 340 hectares in the eastern part of the city, next to the Tagus River.
  • Attended by 146 countries and 14 international organizations.

EXPO’98 website preserved by Arquivo.pt

However, as in the digital world, much of the information disappears after a short time, only with Arquivo.pt you can even browse EXPO’98 page, serving as a historical and research base about the event.

A moment that Arquivo.pt keeps for the memory of those days not be lost and for future research about their impact on the lives of all Portuguese.

Travel through EXPO’98 with Arquivo.pt!

Examples of EXPO’98 pages preserved by Arquivo.pt

 

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Arquivo.pt Award will be back in 2019!

Arquivo.pt will distinguish again in 2019, works that make use of web information from the past in a useful and innovative way.

There will be 15 000 € in prizes:

  • 1º place: 10 000 €
  • 2º place: 3 000 €
  • 3º place: 2 000 €

Proposals can be presented by individuals or groups. The winners will be those that best promote the usage of preserved web information and the services provided by Arquivo.pt.

The contest will follow the same format as in the previous edition and will be open to everyone regardless of their area of study or activity.

The definite rules and application dates will be announced shortly. Applications will be open in early 2019.

First edition winners  (Arquivo.pt Award 2018)

The first edition, in 2018, awarded 3 proposals. The 1st prize went to the team led by Ricardo Campos, INESC TEC researcher and professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT) with the project Conta-me Histórias, a platform which automatically generates temporal narratives from online news about topics submitted by its users.

For Ricardo Campos the award was:

“An important boost for the project, and thanks to this award, other research works or even commercial applications may be come up.”

 

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Arquivo.pt 2018 Award Winners


Arquivo.pt 2018 Award was presented  to the winners by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation , Carlos Moedas,on July 3 at  Ciência 2018 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

First prize – “Conta-me Histórias” (Tell me Stories)

“Conta-me Histórias” won first prize and 10 000 euros. This is a team effort from Ricardo Campos, Arian Pasquali, Vítor Mangaravite, Alípio Jorge and Adam Jatowt.

Conta-me Histórias is an online service that provides a temporal narrative about any subject using  24 electronic news platforms.

Second Prize – Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper

The second prize of 3 000 euros was given to “Framing the concept of “homosexuality” in 20 years of publication of the Expresso newspaper” from João Teixeira Duarte and Zélia Teixeira.

This study intends to facilitate a reflection about homosexuality portrait in a Portuguese newspaper over 20 years.

Third Prize – “Arquivo de Opinião”

The third prize of 2 000 euros was given to “Arquivo de Opinião” from Miguel Won.

Arquivo de Opinião is a web application which offers the user a digital repository  of opinion articles published between 2008 and 2016, in the most prominent Portuguese media outlets.

About Arquivo.pt Award

Arquivo.pt Award intends to highlight every year, innovative and original projects showing Arquivo.pt utility as a research data infrastructure.

Press Releases

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Web archives for research: Call for Proposals!

RESAW@Porto2018 workshop

An introduction to web archives for Humanities and Social Science research.

This one-day workshop will be held as part of TPDL 2018 on 13 September 2018, Porto, Portugal.

RESAW is a network of researchers and web archivists that promotes the development of Research infrastructures for the Study of Archived Web Material.

The organizing committee is composed by  Jane Winters (Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of London) and Daniel Gomes (Arquivo.pt).

Call for Proposals

We are seeking proposals from potential contributors to the workshop in two main areas:

  • Work presenting the state of the field and discussing the opportunities and challenges of using this new kind of primary source for research. This may include demonstrations of existing web archives.
  • Presentations of ground-breaking Humanities and Social Science research drawing on web archives, from small-scale analyses of individual websites to large-scale investigations of entire domains.

Apply

To apply, just submit a 300-500 word abstract via our online form. Final presentations should be around 30 minutes in length.

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2018, 17.00 (GMT+1).

All details at: http://arquivo.pt/resawPorto2018

Spread the word!

Please disseminate among potentially interested authors and attendees.

Thanks!

Jane Winters & Daniel Gomes

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Arquivo.pt Prizes 2018: Call for submissions!

Applications for the Arquivo.pt Prizes 2018 are open until May 4.

The 1st prize is 10 000 EURO, individual or group applications can be submitted about any theme. The only requirement is to use Arquivo.pt as the main source of information.

To apply, you will need to submit a text and a short video describing the work done. The use of the Portuguese language is mandatory.

Know more at:
http://arquivo.pt/prizes

Spread the word about it among potential candidates!

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